Morrow County students were honored during the events held on Sept. 4, at the grandstand during the Morrow County Fair.
Following the parade, the Leadership, Citizenship and the Scholarship awards were made.
Awarded by the Morrow County Senior Fair board, Nathan Bird and Miranda Harvey each received a $250 scholarship presented by Julie Logan, representing the board.
Harvey, a senior at Northmor High School, is the current Junior Fair Queen. She represented the Northmor FFA and the Farmers and Charmers 4-H Club. Active in many school and community groups, she said she “likes to lead and teach younger kids.” She plans to attend The Ohio State
University and study education or occupational therapy. She is the daughter of Kim and Scott Harvey
Bird, a 2016 graduate of Northmor High School, is a ten-year member of the Iberia Junior Farmers. He plans to attend the University of Findlay and study pre-veterinary medicine and animal science. Active in several community and school organizations, his motto is “Doing More than You Ever Thought You Could.” Bird’s parents are John and Wendy Bird.
Recipients of the Citizenship Awards given by the Morrow County Democrats were Camryn Dieter and Cassady Neviska. They were each presented a cash award and a plaque.
Dieter, daughter of Tamara and Gerald Dieter, represented 4-H where she has served as treasurer, camp counselor and is a member of the junior fair board. Her Citizenship duties include work with Girl Scouts, walking dogs for the Humane Society, helping with multiple blood drives and working at parent-teacher conferences.
“I think helping your community is the best way to give back for all they do,” she said.
Neviska, daughter of Mary and Tim Neviska, represented the Birds ‘N Buckshot 4-H Club. She has participated in many community cleanup activities and attended various camps where she is “able to make an impact on the people who are unsure of events with our community.” “Citizenship is a privilege” she said. Presenting these awards were Kathy Adams and Mike Porter.
Cassady Neviska and Miranda Harvey won the year’s leadership award given by the Morrow made County Republicans. They were presented by Warren Davis and Burgess Castle. A cash award and plaque were given to the two recipients.
Neviska listed her leadership roles as that of vice president of Birds “N Buckshots 4—H Club. She had previously been president but relinquished that role to give a younger member the opportunity to experience being a leader. “Leadership is, in its simplest form, a person who guides others and has an impact on people in some way.”
Harvey is vice president of Farmers and Charmers 4-H Club. “Leadership is a very important life skill,” she noted. “It has many spheres of influence. You must learn to lead yourself in a positive direction and put yourself on the path to success before you can successfully lead others.”
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